Create a Geometric Focal Wall With Trim

A bold paint color and simple molding turn a bare wall into a stunning, graphic focal point.
Purple Wall with White Wainscoting

Purple Wall with White Wainscoting

White wainscoting adds dimension and texture to the purple walls in this contemporary living room, further brightened up by orange accents that give the room a playful feel.

Materials Needed:

  • graph paper
  • pencil
  • 1X2 primed MDF trim
  • semi-gloss paint
  • spackle
  • spackle knife
  • caulk
  • caulk gun
  • circular saw
  • hammer
  • nail punch
  • nail gun
  • nails
  • finishing nails
  • painter's tape
  • liquid bonding adhesive

Measure Wall

Use tape measure to determine the proper height and width of wall.

Measure Wall

Measure Wall

Use tape measure to determine the proper height and width of wall.

Jot Down Dimensions

Write your wall dimensions down on the graph paper.

Jot Down Dimensions

Jot Down Dimensions

Write your wall dimensions down on the graph paper before you begin your project.

Create Design

Referring to the dimensions, create an original design on graph paper using pencil. Note: This will vary depending on the size of your wall. In